Tag: United Nations

Failure to agree on global anti-terrorism pact lets terrorists go free: India

United Nations: The global organisation’s failure to agree on a pact against terrorism is letting terrorists go free in third countries, warned India on Thursday. Even though it is an “alarming concern that impacts us all and requires effective international collaboration” global law-making against “terrorism continues to falter in view of narrow geopolitical interests,” said […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Adopt anti-terrorism pact as threats are growing 'exponentially': India to UN

United Nations:With threats growing “exponentially”, India has appealed to the United Nations to adopt the Comprehensive Compact on International Terrorism (CCIT) that has been stalled for 21 years mainly over differences on defining who is a terrorist. “Even as the global threat from terrorism countries to expand exponentially, we here at UN have so far […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UN should take stand against countries supporting terrorism: Venkaiah

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed the hope that the United Nations would take a “categorical stand” against terrorism and “isolate” countries that fund and harbour terrorists, in an apparent reference to Pakistan. “I am happy that the issue of terrorism is at the forefront of the governments’ foreign policy world […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sushma acknowledges previous governments' development efforts

United Nations: In a display of unity on the world stage, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has paid a compliment to previous governments, including the Congress party, by acknowledging their efforts to build India. She also showcased the demonetisation and the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as successes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
North Korea calls for dissolution of UN Command in Seoul

Pyongyang: North Korea on Saturday called for the dissolution of the United Nations Command in Seoul. The call, made by the National Peace Committee of Korea — the country’s official institution dealing with inter-Korean issues — said that the US brought the UN Command to Seoul in July 1957 in support of South Korea, shortly […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
'One third of world food produced is thrown away'

Helsinki: One third of the food produced in the world is thrown away, said Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel here on Monday. He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the first World Forum of circular economy (WCEF2017) which convened in Helsinki and attracted some 1,700 experts […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief

Geneva: Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Adhanom, 52, elected at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, will succeed outgoing Margaret Chan, who has been the WHO’s Director-General since January 1, 2007, Xinhua news agency reported. Adhanom served […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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20 mn Africans on brink of famine: UN agencies

Rome: Twenty million people in four African countries are on the brink of famine, senior staffers at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said. People in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen face an “unprecedented” humanitarian crisis due to a combination of drought and armed conflict with fundamentalist […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations at UN to focus on digital empowerment

United Nations: Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations at the United Nations on Thursday will focus on the empowerment of the poor and the marginalised using information and communication technologies to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. The theme of the 126th Birth Anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of India’s constitution, at the UN reflects his vision of […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Food prices declined globally in March, says UN food agency

Rome: Global prices for all basic foods dropped globally in March, except meat, which rose slightly, said a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation report. The FAO’s price index for cereal, vegetable oil, sugar, milk and meat markets was at 171 points, a 2.8 per cent fall from the previous month and 13.4 per cent […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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70 killed in gas bomb attack in Syria, world outraged

Damascus: One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria that killed at least 20 innocent children and 50 other persons, sparked an international outrage on Wednesday and prompted the United Nations to call for a probe into the attack and to view it as a possible war crime. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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UN calls emergency meeting over Syrian 'gas attack'

United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold emergency talks on Wednesday after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left over 50 dead and many wounded, a media report said. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths, the BBC […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UN chief expresses concern over SL President's decision to dissolve Parliament

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the nation’s Parliament, underlining the “utmost importance” of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law. Sri Lanka’s political crisis deepened Friday as President Sirisena dissolved the Parliament and announced snap polls […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Will think about dealing with fake photos: UNGA prez says after Pak pic gaffe 

United Nations: General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that he will look into how to deal with the use of erroneous pictures, days after Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN used a photo to portray an injured Gaza girl as a Kashmiri pellet gun victim. Exercising her right to reply hours after External Affairs Minister […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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UN chief watching tensions between India, Pak closely:Dujarric

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising tensions between India and Pakistan very closely and reiterates the need for the South Asian neighbours to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue. Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, responding to a question at the daily press briefing yesterday, asserted that the Secretary General […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021